Phone rules dating

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Matthews advises not attempting to connect with a date on social networking sites too soon.

If you are already “friends” on social sites, make sure that you have your date’s OK before disclosing personal details from the date or posting pictures of the two of you smiling in front of the movie theater.

To wait four or five days to return a phone message, however, to me is simply rude. You’ve given your phone number to someone, and that person waits four or five days to call you.

You would never do this in your business life, yet that is what so many people do in their dating life. As far as I’m concerned, when that happens you are entitled to wait four or five days to return that person’s call.

It’s better to return the call promptly and let them know you’re busy and will call them in a few days after things settle down (with work, kids, or whatever it might be), then to put the phone call off and to think about it.

The longer you wait to call somebody back, the less likely it will be the person will still have the interest in you that they had in the first place.

To avoid frustration and maximize your chance of connecting with each other, ask your love interest his or her preferences regarding text or talk.

Express your own opinion, advises Lizzie Post, Emily Post Institute spokesperson, in an interview for Happen Magazine.

With texting, chatting and messaging through social media networks now available, a host of new etiquette considerations have arisen.

It’s called momentum for a reason, and so many people in dating lose that momentum very quickly by not promptly returning phone calls.

Even if you’re busy, call the person back promptly to let them know that you’re busy and tell them you will connect with them in a few days when your schedule settles down.

To make a good impression on that special guy or girl, remember that your phone’s proper function is facilitating communication – not distracting you from your date.

The best way to get in touch with a would-be date is to call, according to Michael Matthews, managing director of the social and mobile marketing consultancy, The Mobile Culture.

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